Ford Sues Ferrari Over F150 Race Car

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 7:55 PM EST) -- Ferrari SpA's new F150 race car has a moniker too close to Ford Motor Co.'s name for its pickup trucks, Ford said in a Lanham Act suit filed Wednesday.

Ford has called its basic pickup trucks F-150s since 1975, and Ferrari's name for its new Formula One race car might confuse consumers, Ford said in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The automaker wants the court to force Ferrari to pay treble damages under the Lanham Act and...
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